If you’re looking to cash in on the Final Four Predictions 2011 matchup between the Kentucky Wildcats and Connecticut Huskies, then you’re going to love the in-depth NCAA men’s basketball betting analysis I’ve got for you in this BetUS original article!
University of Connecticut junior point guard Kemba Walker, along with BYU floor leader Jimmer Fredette, is one of two players vying for this year’s College Basketball Player of the Year award.
The fleet-footed leader of the Huskies averages a stellar 23.9 points per game while also contributing 4.5 assists and 1.9 steals per game as well.
Did I forget to mention that Walker also possesses one of the best crossover, step-back moves on the face of the planet, whether pro or college?
Nevertheless, Walker’s name follows that of gifted Kentucky freshman point guard Brandon Knight when it comes to being selected in this summer’s 2011 NBA Draft.
The two main questions that BetUS NCAA men’s basketball betting enthusiast need answered heading into Saturday’s Final Four matchup between Kentucky and UConn are both quite simple.
First and foremost, is this point guard pairing going to be the biggest factor in deciding the outcome of this intriguing matchup?
Having said that, the next question that begs to be answered is, ‘Which floor leader will win the personal battle between future first round NBA Draft picks?
With tip-off times for the quickly-approaching Final Four contests just over 48 hours away, let me answer both questions.
To answer the first question of whether or not this matchup will decide the outcome of this Final Four predictions 2011 matchup, I’m going to answer with an unequivocal ‘yes’.
This point guard matchup is definitely going to be the biggest factor in which team wins this Final Four matchup. Simply put, if Brandon Knight allows Kemba Walker to go off for 30-plus points, the Kentucky Wildcats are almost assuredly going to lose this contest.
Conversely, if Walker allows Knight to roam freely and put up 30 himself (he sure can), then the Huskies are going to be in real trouble.
I know it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what I just deduced, but the outcome of this contest could really be that simple BetUS NCAA men’s basketball bettors.
Now, as far as which floor leader is going to win this battle, that’s a much tougher call, but I’m going to go with Brandon Knight, believe it or not.
Let me explain why.
Kemba Walker has an absolutely amazing first step and a jaw-dropping ability to change direction, Walker can also cause havoc when he gets in the painted area by either taking it to the rack or by using one of his crossover or step-back moves.
However, Walker is first and foremost, a scorer that needs to score – and shoot the ball fairly well for the Huskies to even have a chance.
Conversely, I believe Brandon Knight can and will affect the outcome of this game a bit more with his better all-around ability in other areas.
While Knight averages ‘just 17.3 points per game, BetUS Final Four predictions seekers should know that the 6-3 floor leader can definitely score the ball. Knight topped the 20-point plateau 14 times this season, including twice in his last three games while hanging a game-high 30 points on West Virginia on March 19.
Brandon Knight is also a very good rebounder for his size, having grabbed at least six rebounds in 10 games this season and the better shooter from long distance.
In the end, Kemba Walker hasn’t faced many point guard that are his equal in talent, desire and ability, but my Final Four Predictions 2011 says he’s going to be going up against a young point guard with a bigger ceiling when he goes up against Kentucky’s Brandon Knight!